Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Continents: African Animal Prints

by - Saturday, July 15, 2017

So my post is a day late but I am sure none of you will hold that against me, right? :)

This is my next/last Digit-al Dozen look for July with the theme of 'Continents.' I only got three manicure looks done this week which I'm kinda bummed about, but there is so much going on in my life that I just didn't have the time. :( Combine that with the fact my nails keep breaking and you have a recipe for disaster, ugh.

Anyway! This look is actually my favourite this week, and it features a stamped nail I'm super proud of - my triple stamped snake skin nail!

So for all of my stamping I used images from MoYou London Pro XL 04 which I have been dying to use for ages. It's all animal prints!

So the animals I decided to represent and the polishes I used were:

  • The South China Tiger: OPI It's a Piazza Cake, Ceramic Glaze Pure, Ceramic Glaze Little Black Dress
  • Grevy’s Zebra: Ceramic Glaze Pure, Ceramic Glaze Little Black Dress
  • Puff Adder Snake: Ceramic Glaze Urbane, MoYou London Falcon, Ceramic Glaze Pure, Ceramic Glaze Little Black Dress
  • West African Giraffe: Salon Perfect Gold Leaf, a mixture of OPI It's a Piazza Cake and MoYou London Falcon for the spots 

Since doing this mani I have learned that tigers don't actually currently live in the wild anywhere in Africa, though a project is underway to introduce and conserve them on a farm in South Africa, so let's just pretend I knew that and that's why I included them okay? ;)

The giraffe was done for my lovely friend Ricki (whose blog you can check out here!) who loves giraffes like I love nail polish haha.

For my snake skin nail I started with a neutral peach base and then stamped different layers of colour with the same design over and over. I tried to overlay them in the same place and was moderately successful, and I'm super proud of how the final look turned out. :)

And that's it for this week! I promise that next month I will be back to 5 looks a week for our DD theme, and I hope no one minds I came up a bit short this month. :)

Thanks for visiting! xx

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  1. Some nice animal prints on the nails!

  2. I love this. That snake nail is amazing! I love the textural look!

  3. WOW! These are impressive. I can't wait to see what everyone does for this prompt.

  4. Ohhh, these are so cool!! The patterns all mesh so well together!

  5. I LOVE it. This whol prompt is great.

  6. Your animal prints are awesome!

  7. LOVE the animal print! Especially the giraffe print

  8. Oh my lord that snakeskin nail is amazing.

  9. This is so cool, especially the snak skin!


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